Category Archives: Art

Zhulong Gallery Exhibition

Zhulong Gallery is hosting a new exhibition- Phantom Eye: Jimmy Baker + Matthew Hillock. This show will feature multi-media works on canvas by Jimmy Baker; and GIFs, screen-printed silks, and prints on Dibond by Matthew Hillock. The artist reception will be Thursday June 25th from 6-9 pm. Zhulong Gallery is a Design District favorite that continuously is hosting unique exhibitions featuring artists working with multi-media mediums.

The artist talk will be Friday June 26th from 12-1:30 pm.

The exhibition will show from June 25-August 8.

Come check out this Here is a link to the exhibition page.

Jimmy Baker, Dishfire Sieve, 2015

 

Geometric Gala

geogala2014-e1413916485820On Saturday, November 8th we had the pleasure of attending the Geometric Gala, an annual event put on by the MADI Museum of Art.

We sponsored the event, which took place at the International on Turtle Creek.

The MADI Movement was founded by Carmelo Arden Quinn in August of 1945 with his MADI Manifesto.  In his work, he began experimenting with curved wood, alternating convex and concave forms [“form galbee”], and irregular shapes.

The MADI Museum was formed by Dorothy and Bill Masterson almost 12 years ago, lifelong supporters of the arts.  They have travelled the world collecting MADI art pieces, even staying with founder Carmelo Arden Quinn.  When Bill Masterson’s firm moved to Dallas, the first floor was turned into the museum, styled after the movement.

During the event there was a performance by Elisa Jimenez, the Gala’s Honorary Chair,  and whom has been a contestant on Project Runway.  Her ‘Three Graces’ walked the event in dresses created by the artist, representing Creativity, Charm, and Beauty.

A silent auction took place throughout the night, with bid sheets among the numerous art works on the walls.  Available for bids came from artists such as Charles Harper, Morton Rachofsky, Alan Engisch, and many more.

We look forward to seeing more from the MADI Museum, and attending next year’s gala!

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Sand, Palms, and Cold Beer Await at This Saturday’s Design District Market

Design District Market is invading Community Beer Company once again, this time for a beach-themed indoor/outdoor market and summertime gathering.

From 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on July 12th, 30+ local vendors will be slinging handmade wares in the air-conditioned taproom and brewery, offering samples of homemade food, showcasing unique vintage pieces and giving attendees an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind gifts in an unusual setting.

Community Beer Company (1530 Inspiration Drive, Dallas, TX 75207) will provide local craft beer for purchase, and give market-goers a look into their brewing process on rotating tours throughout the day.

When you’re not sipping beer or shopping, watch the World Cup on the big screen, lounge by our mini pools, challenge your friends to a water gun duel, or battle it out on the volleyball court.

Food trucks present include: Say Kimchi, BellaTrino’s Neapolitan Pizza, Texas Burrito Company, Gandolfo’s Deli, What’s Da Scoop, Aloha Shave Ice, and Mad Grill

Live music and jams from George Quartz and Moonbather.

The event is FREE to attendees, with beer available for purchase.

RSVP on Facebook here.

Beauty in the Process: Design District Mural by artist Kyle Steed

One of our favorite local artists, Kyle Steed (check out his website, here) recently finished the super cool typographic mural on our Trinity Market Center along The Trinity Strand Trail. The mural features words inspired by JFK’s famous quote encouraging a sense of community within Dallas’ ever-growing Design District.

But of course, in addition to the amazing results—which we couldn’t be happier with—there is always beauty in the process itself. Thanks to Doug Klembara, we get to share that sentiment with this video, which documents the process behind the work of art.

This Weekend in the Dallas Design District

This Saturday, Fashion Art Network is hosting a soirée celebrating the grand opening of their Design District gallery. Make sure to stop by for a chance to tour the gallery and studio, as well as network with creative professionals in the fashion and art industries. For more information on the event, click here. RSVP here.

Fashion Art Network
3001 Quebec St, Ste 102
7 to 10:30 PM

Also this Saturday, the galleries on Dragon Street and the surrounding area will be open   after hours to give art lovers the chance to sip on a glass of wine and join them in their celebration of new art, artists, and exhibits. Here’s our list of galleries for you to stop by and check out some of the newest art in the Design District.

 

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Dwell With Dignity Thrift Studio Returns This Thursday

Thrift Studio is one of the events I look forward to most every year; it’s a great way to infuse some designer pieces into your home decor at a fraction of their retail price, all while supporting a great cause.

This year, Thrift Studio will take place at the International on Turtle Creek Design Center: 15o Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 204. The preview party is this Thursday, April 10th, from 6 to 9 p.m., and the studio will open to the public the next morning. Thereafter, the pop up store will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., until May 10th. All proceeds benefit Dwell With Dignity, an organization that helps families escape poverty and homelessness through design.

A few of the designers that will have vignettes at the pop-up include Jan Showers, Culp Associates, Mecox, Robert Allen Design, SWOON, and David Sutherland Showrooms.

Make sure to come early; pieces sell out fast!

Photo from www.thriftstudio.com.

Red Arrow Contemporary Celebrates Its Second Birthday With A Scavenger Hunt Through The District

Two years ago, Red Arrow Contemporary opened its doors at 1130 Dragon Street, bringing Dallas exciting exhibits featuring huge pink inflatables, bent mailboxes imitating Banksy, and fundraising fashion shows. This Saturday, the gallery celebrates its anniversary with a scavenger hunt through the Design District.

The hunt kicks off at 4:30 p.m., and prizes include restaurant gift certificates, nights at the Belmont, and free entertainment passes. RSVP on their Facebook page here.

 

The Pin Show Invades The Goodyear Retread Plant on Feb. 22nd

The Pin Show has long been one of Dallas’ most unique fashion events, combining regionally-made, cutting-edge fashion, underutilized space and live music in one place. This year, the event is setting up shop at 960 Dragon Street on Feb. 22nd, where 24 designers will debut their latest lines on the runway.

This year, each designer will feature six looks, including menswear, women’s RTW, Avante-garde, bridal, jewelry, handbags, intimates, and resort wear. Designers include:

The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and models hit the runway at 8 p.m. Live music from Dallas favorites Bethan and The Effinays will entertain the crowd, as well as jams from DJ Hammertimez.

All ages are welcome and tickets start at $20, increasing to $450 for a VIP table for six. The official after party will be at Candleroom starting at 11 p.m. You can purchase tickets here.

 

JR’s ‘Inside Out’ Project Comes to Dallas via the Dallas Contemporary

French street artist and photographer JR will be roaming West Dallas, Deep Ellum and the Design District next week taking black and white photos with his mobile photo booth. The photos, which will be taken of anyone who shows up and wants to participate, will be printed as large-scale posters to be pasted in public places throughout Dallas.

The project, called Inside Out, won the 2011 TED Award for a “global participatory art project with the potential to change the world.” With over 120,000 people in 108 countries participating, JR allows anyone to send in a group of portraits to the Inside Out team, who will then blow them up into posters and send them back to be pasted in “the most publicly visible location possible” in the participants’ home city.

To have your portrait taken, show up at the following places next week:

Tues., Jan. 7th, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. : Trinity Groves, Pink Building at Gulden & Singleton

Wed., Jan. 8th, 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. : Deep Ellum/Fair Park, 417 Second Ave.

Thurs., Jan. 9th, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. : Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass St.

Fri., Jan. 10th, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. : Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass St.

The project will culminate on Sat., Jan. 11th at the Contemporary with a free opening celebration at 9 p.m. featuring the work of JR, Le Miserables, Lavish, Paula Crown and Arthur Pena.

“Holidays on Howell Street” Kicks Off This Thursday

The Howell Street Social Club, a group of retailers on Howell Street in the Design District, have teamed up to host a holiday shopping extravaganza, beginning this Thursday at 4 p.m. with a “cider crawl,” special sales, holiday food and a $500 giveaway.

In the past few years, eclectic home shops, galleries and antique stores have found a home on Howell Street’s West end, making it a great stop for the design or art junkie in your life.

Stop by Griffin Trading Co., SCOUT Design Studio, Caldwell Arte Exposicion or Morgan Allen Designs this Thursday between 4 and 8 p.m. to see what it’s all about!

For more information, check out their Facebook page.